Meet Newsday's 2010 All-Long Island boys' volleyball team. Compiled by Evan Korn.

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CHRIS KAIMIS
LI Player of the Year
Half Hollow Hills

Senior
Kaimis is a four-time All-County selection and 2010 all-state selection. A four-year varsity performer, Kaimis led the charge for a Hills team that went undefeated until the Division I state championship.

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GREG RANKEL
Nassau Player of the Year
Plainview JFK

Senior, Middle Hitter
Rankel proved to be the heart-and-soul of a JFK team that advanced to the Nassau Class A championship against Massapequa. In that match, Rankel saved two match points in the fourth set, when he blocked fellow All-Long Islanders Christian Smith and Chris Husmann to extend the match to a deciding fifth.

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CHRIS HUSMANN
Massapequa

Junior, Outsider Hitter
Husmann was Massapequa’s driving offensive force, totaling 214 kills, 67 blocks and 41 aces. His 28 kills and 14 digs in the Nassau finals helped Massapequa pull out a 25-23 fifth set to win its second straight title.

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CHRISTIAN SMITH
Massapequa

Junior, Setter
Smith led the Nassau Class A champions with 304 assists and was the only Nassau player named to the New York State All-Star team. He added 126 kills and 51 aces, as he established himself as one of Long Island's top two-way players. Smith's 26 assists and 12 kills helped the Chiefs survive a five-game test in the Nassau finals against Plainview JFK.

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RYAN BRISSON
Eastport-South Manor

Junior, Setter
Brisson totaled 656 assists for the season in leading the Sharks to the Division II State finals and their first-ever Suffolk Division II championship. He had 48 assists in the Long Island Championship win over Bellmore JFK and 26 assists in the State finals against Victor HS.

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SEAN BAXLEY
Smithtown East

Senior, Setter
Combining with Donofrio to form one of the best 1-2 punches on LI, Baxley averaged 44.5 assists in two Suffolk County playoff wins.

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TYLER DONOFRIO
Smithtown East

Senior, Outside Hitter
Donofrio led the offensive charge on a team that went undefeated in League II and only lost to Half Hollow Hills in the Suffolk finals. Playing the end of the season with an injured ankle, he played through the pain and contributed 20 kills to help East beat Lindenhurst in the Suffolk semis.

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CODY LAU
Half Hollow Hills

Senior, Libero
A first-year starter, Lau quickly emerged as one of the Island’s top defensive presences. And when the stakes grew, Lau stepped up, averaging more than 18 digs per game in the Suffolk playoffs.

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ERIC RIZZO
Ward Melville

Senior, Outside Hitter
Rizzo spearheaded the Patriots' offensive attack, averaging 6.1 kills per set. He also averaged just under one block per set, and on a young, injury-plagued team, Rizzo showed up night after night.

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PATRICK LILLY
Commack

Senior, Weak Side Hitter
Considered by many opposing coaches to be Long Island’s most talented player, Lilly earned All-League, All-County and All-Division Tournament Team honors. A member of the Long Island Volleyball Club, Lilly will play collegiate ball at Lewis University (IL).

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REMY JANCO
Half Hollow Hills

Senior, Setter
A left-handed pitcher by trade, Janco is officially a two-sport standout after a season that saw him notch 51 assists in the county finals. During pool play at the state tournament, Janco's stellar play helped the Thundercolts advance to the state finals.

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MIKE DEGRAZIA
Half Hollow Hills

Senior, Outside Hitter
The brute force behind the Hills attack, DeGrazia's presence on the outside helped open things up for Kaimis and fellow outside hitter James Barone. In Hills’ four-set win over Northport in the Suffolk semis, he tallied 16 kills and nine blocks.

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CRAIG BERINI
Coach of the Year
Half Hollow Hills

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The All-Long Island varsity boys' volleyball team outside Newsday's main office in Melville. Front row, from left: Tyler Donofrio - Smithtown East, Michael DeGrazia, Remy Janco, Cody Lau and Chris Kaimis - all from Half Hollow Hills, and Eric Rizzo - Ward Melville. Back row, from left: Half Hollow Hills Coach Craig Berini, Ryan Brisson - Eastport-South Manor, Greg Rankel - Plainview JFK, Sean Baxley - Smithtown East, Chris Husmann and Christian Smith - both of Massapequa, and Patrick Lilly - Commack.